Arrigo Sacchi insists Pep Guardiola never considered the Juventus job, but Maurizio Sarri is “on the same level as Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino.”
The man who revolutionised football in the late 1980s and created Il Grande Milan, one of the most successful teams of all time, is friends with both Sarri and Guardiola.
Despite months of speculation, the Manchester City boss never was in talks with the Old Lady.
“Guardiola sent me a message, there was never anything with Juve. He is very happy where he is and next season will try to win the Champions League at Manchester City,” revealed Sacchi in a book event.
“Sarri represents a revolutionary choice for Juve and a very important one, because Juventus have such history and so many fans. If they were to start playing slightly more audacious and modern football, it could really help the development of the Italian game in general.”
Some have criticised the appointment of the former Napoli and Chelsea Coach, but Sacchi has no doubts.
“Sarri is on the same level as Klopp, Guardiola and Pochettino. They have the exact same vision of the game and their work.”